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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Westport To Develop Natural Gas Fuel System For Isuzu

Westport Innovations has signed a technology development agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to create a high-efficiency low-emissions natural gas fuel system for Isuzu engines

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Profits Up 13%

FedEx Corp. reported net income of $194 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period last year

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Incentives for Used Truck Buyers

In an effort to boost used truck sales at its dealers, Kenworth Truck Co. is offering special incentives and discount parts coupons

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hot Sauce Helps Illinois Assn. Raise Funds

If you've ever perused the ranks of hot sauces, you've noticed that the creators seem to vie to come up with the most unusual names: "Scorned Woman." "Chicago Hit Sauce." "So Sue Me Jalapeno Pepper Sauce."

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Seeks to Overturn Ledar Decision

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is heading to court in an effort to reverse an injunction against Missouri-based Ledar Transport in a leasing lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Could Assemble Trucks in U.S.

In an effort to boost sales in the United States, Japanese truck maker Hino is considering assembling trucks in this country

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Outsources Training Program

As the latest move in its efforts to streamline and focus on advocacy, the American Trucking Associations will outsource management of the North American Transportation Management Institute

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Winter Storms Continue to Make Highways Hazardous

Snowplows were a common sight on highways from the Middle Atlantic region to New England this morning, as winter weather continued to make for slippery roads and cold blasts far into the South

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Hiked 25-30% on Oklahoma Turnpike

The Oklahoma Transportation Authority has approved its first toll increase in nearly six years on the turnpikes across the state - with a hike for truck drivers as much as double that for cars

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth Buys Albuquerque Truck Center

Canadian-based Inland Kenworth is adding Albuquerque Truck Center to its stable of truck and equipment dealerships

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Lays off Most of Workforce

Almost a week after PNV told its web site users that it would be suspending services, the company issued a formal announcement that included news of more layoffs

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Warns of Fourth Quarter Loss

Cummins expects to lose between 35 and 45 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2000 and plans to take further cost-cutting actions to make up for major drops in demand. Analysts had expected the company to earn 66 cents a share, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shipments of engines for the heavy-duty truck market are down more than 50% below last year, and are currently 5% to 10% below third-quarter levels.

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Elects New Directors

The Used Truck Association selected its new directors for 2001-2002 during its first annual convention which took place recently near Orlando, Fla

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offering Finance Incentives To Clear Out Inventory

Kenworth has teamed up with PACCAR Financial to offer inventory reduction deals through two new finance programs. Available for a limited time, each program has been designed to help truck buyers overcome rising operating costs and depressed used truck values

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Buys Cardinal Freight Van Division

Swift Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has announced its second acquisition in less than a week with the purchase of Cardinal Freight Carriers' van division

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

I-80 Full PrePass Corridor Through Five Midwest States

Illinois transportation officials yesterday announced that Interstate 80 has become a fully automated PrePass corridor through five Midwestern states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska)

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Beauty Is in the Mouse of the Beholder

Transportation.com has had a face lift. In a refreshing change of pace, the new site has abandoned a slick front page for a set of snappy, easily understood and very businesslike choices, among them: shipper’s quick

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation To Buy Westway Express Equipment

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, will acquire a large portion of Denver-based Westway Express' trucking assets

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Say Volvo Must Divest Low COE Line Before Renault Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice says the merger of Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault would result in Volvo and Renault's American subsidiary Mack controlling too much of the low cab forward market. Volvo has agreed to a proposed consent decree requiring it to divest its North American low cab forward business before the merger can proceed. Volvo and Renault expect to conclude the transaction by the end of the year

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Updates TL200 for AS/400

TMW Systems, the Cleveland-based operations software provider, has released Version 6.1 of its TL2000 product for the IBM AS/400

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Numbers Climb for Hookup.com Internet Equipment Auctions

Hookup.com, Joplin, Mo., a web-based truck, trailer and equipment auction, reported 2,280 bids in November, up from 150 in August

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Website Offers Diesel Retrofit Help

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new web site, www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit, for fleets interested in retrofitting their engines to reduce emissions

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Annual Meeting to be Held in Nashville March 12-15

"Solutions in Motion" is the theme of The Maintenance Council's 2001 Annual Meeting March 12-15 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Brokers Could Compete With Carriers for Military Moves

The Military Traffic Management Command has proposed that relocation companies operating as brokers be allowed to compete with carriers for domestic and international transportation of personal property

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Debuts DataDepot

CarrierPoint, the Atlanta-based Internet freight company, announced the first release of DataDepot, a Web-based data warehouse tool

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